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Storage and Network Convergence Using FCoE and iSCSI by Kai Ruth, Harish Rajagopal, Silvio Erdenberger, Sangam Racherla

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Approach with FCoE between BladeCenter and a top-of-rack switch
This chapter describes a Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) configuration by using a top-of-rack switch as a Fast Connection Failover. We tested only the Cisco Nexus 5010 Switch as a top-of-rack Fast Connection Failover. This switch requires an insertable hardware module with six Fibre Channel (FC) ports to be in place to provide the Fibre Channel Forwarder (FCF) function. Although our testing used only servers in a BladeCenter H chassis to access the storage, it is possible to ...

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